I sometimes get asked “How do you manage to play a six string fretless bass?”, I usually reply “I don’t know really, I just do”. Most bass players normally start on a four-string fretted bass. My first bass was an Ibanez and the second was a Tokai. I then decided on a matching pair of Yamaha BB1100S four string basses, one was fretted and one was fretless, and that was it, my fretless career had begun. I have always liked the warm sound of the fretless as you could create slides not possible on a fretted bass. It’s great for playing blues too.
I now own a matching pair of six string Dean Edge basses one fretted
and one fretless, as shown above.
I also own an AXL Johnson Catalyst 6 string fretted bass as shown here.
However, this bass has now been converted to fretless by removing the frets.
The fret slots were then inlayed with wood, smoothed down, and the whole fingerboard was finally lacquered and polished - all done by my good...
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